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The Business Of America Is Dirty Tricks

The Baffler | Lee Fang | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics

Any glance at the inert state of political progress in our market-addled age has to leave even the most dogged investigator a bit bewildered....

Zach Carter

Why The Top GOP Corporate Lobbying Group Is Fudging The Math To Help Democrats

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- America's flagship corporate lobbying group seems to have a problem with math. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is a reliable backer of t...

The Chamber Of Commerce Just Threw Some Major Shade At A GOP House Candidate

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.05.2014 | Politics

Former San Diego City Councilmember Carl DeMaio (R) may feel a little more than stung by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's endorsement of his Democratic ...

Paul Blumenthal

It's Time To Name The 2014 Midterms The Dark Money Election

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If 2012 was the super PAC election, the 2014 midterms look to be the dark money election. Spending on ads that named federal candidates ...

Why Utah? Hispanic Business on the Rise

Javier Palomarez | Posted 09.02.2014 | Latino Voices
Javier Palomarez

As the nation's largest business association of its kind, the USHCC represents America's 3.2 million Hispanic-owned companies, which together contribute more than $468 billion to our economy, each year.

Paul Blumenthal

Corporate PACs Stick With Senate Democrats So Far

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the most heavily contested Senate races over seats now held by Democrats, corporations and business trade associations are largely st...

Why Do We Put Up with Washington's Cynical Misinformation Game?

Wendell Potter | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

There is one arena in which misleading the public not only is abided but is the norm: politics. In fact, much of what constitutes political discourse in this country is now built on a foundation of dishonesty.

Dave Jamieson

Fast Food Companies Just Lost A Big Fight In California

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

Delivering a blow to McDonald's and other fast-food chain owners, the California State Assembly on Thursday passed a bill that would expand the rights...

Paid Sick Leave an Ethical, Factual and Political No-Brainer

Ben Spielberg | Posted 08.09.2014 | Politics
Ben Spielberg

Some political debates have two equally valid sides. More often than not, however, the evidence is significantly more one-sided than journalists and pundits suggest. AB 1522 is an example of legislation for which there is no ethical, intellectually honest opposition

Zach Carter

Really: Corporate America Can't Catch A Break In Washington

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- America's most powerful corporations just can't seem to catch a break. After spending more than a year trying to defeat tea party li...

Senate Democrats Seek To Split GOP On Export-Import Bank

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Familiar with the Export-Import Bank? In all likelihood, most voters in Louisiana and Virginia aren't either. And yet Democratic ...

Daily Dirty Denier$

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

The Koch Brothers alone are estimated to spend $390 million in targeted races this year. In fact, reports in March already had them at the $30 million mark. Their goal? Protect dirty deniers who will, in turn, follow a right-wing agenda and protect the Koch's polluting interests.

Business as Usual: The US Chamber's History of Fighting Environmental Protection

Gene Karpinski | Posted 07.25.2014 | Green
Gene Karpinski

The EPA's new Clean Power Plan is not difficult to defend. Limiting carbon pollution from power plants, the nation's single largest polluter, will und...

Amanda Terkel

Chamber Of Commerce Takes Down Ad Depicting GOP Candidate As Crying Baby

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the brutal GOP Senate primary in Georgia finally over, the sparring parties are mending fences and hoping to move on. Toward that e...

Amanda Terkel

Chamber Of Commerce Attacks GOP Senate Candidate As A Crying Baby

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Georgia GOP Senate candidate David Perdue has been going hard after the Chamber of Commerce, portraying himself as the anti-establishmen...

Dave Jamieson

U.S. Chamber Lobbies To Kill Measure That Would Punish Wage Theft

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics

UPDATE: 8 p.m. -- Despite the lobbying from business groups, the wage theft amendment passed the House with bipartisan support Thursday afternoon. ...

Maria Shriver's -- and Bobby Shriver's -- Inconvenient Truth?

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Shriver's tribute to California's Paid Family Leave law stands on its own. Signed into law in 2002 and implemented in 2004, it allows most employed Californians to take up to six weeks per year of leave from their job and receive up to 55 percent of their wages, up to a maximum.

Paul Blumenthal

GOP Establishment Keeps Promise To Counter Tea Party With Surge In Primary Spending

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican Party's internecine conflict has sparked a surge in independent spending in GOP congressional primaries as establishment ...

David McCabe

Chamber Of Commerce Emerges As Big Supreme Court Winner

HuffingtonPost.com | David McCabe | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the dust begins to settle on the Supreme Court's term, at least one big winner has emerged: the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The...

One Year Down, How Many More To Go? Why We Must Not Give Up On Immigration Reform

Jason Ritchie | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
Jason Ritchie

The surge of immigrants on our Southwestern border underscores what we know to be true: We need immigration reform and we need it now. We need the U.S. House. We need the Republican Party to listen to business, and act now.

White House Backs Export-Import Bank One Day After Kevin McCarthy Says He Won't

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 08.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House and an influential pair of business organizations both called for renewal of the Export-Import Bank on Monday, one ...

Real Business Leaders Want to Save Capitalism

Robert Reich | Posted 08.19.2014 | Business
Robert Reich

A few weeks ago I was visited in my office by the chairman of one of the country's biggest high-tech firms who wanted to talk about the causes and consequences of widening inequality and the shrinking middle class, and what to do about it.

The EPA Is Right and US Chamber of Commerce Is Wrong on Climate Change

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 08.16.2014 | Green
Jeffrey Sachs

The US Chamber of Commerce is wrong, both ethically and operationally. The Chamber's ethical position is that the US does not have to care about the damages it causes to the rest of the world. This is a special kind of arrogance certainly not unknown in the US corporate sector.

Kate Sheppard

EPA Releases Much-Anticipated Limits On Power Plant Emissions

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency unveiled new standards on Monday, calling for a 30 percent cut in carbon emissions from power plants...

My Workers Are Better Than Your Workers

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 08.02.2014 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce threw a little hissy fit last week, stomping its Gucci-shod feet over a new rule requiring corporations to report the difference in pay between their median workers and their CEOs.